On The Waterfront
Adapted from the Oscar winning film by Budd Schulberg with Stan Silverman
Directed by and starred Steven Berkoff
A truly great contender. Extraordinary. A thrilling work of art. I was enthralled.
The classic story of the guy who ‘coulda beena contender', On the Waterfront is best known for the multi-Oscar winning film starring Marlon Brando. Steven Berkoff brings this iconic work to the stage directing a twelve-strong ensemble with his trademark style of bold physical theatre.
In 1950s New York, the dock workers' unions are in the stranglehold of the Mob. If you're on the inside then life is sweet - kickbacks, bribes and easy shifts are your rewards. Go against them and your life isn't worth living.
Make no mistake, this show has class and will be a contender for awards.
Composer and Musical Director: Mark Glentworth
Design: Jason Southgate
Lighting: Mike Robertson
Costume: Helen Fownes-Davies
On the Waterfront opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 28 January 2009.
Presented by Bill Kenwright and Michael Edwards & Carole Winter for MJE Productions